Saturday, May 07, 2005

"Well, Guess We'll Have To Roshambo For It..."

As we accelerate towards the nightmarish, dystopic future depicted in Troma movies, reminders of our human frailty are always welcome. We can't land our own planes, we'd be overrun and enslaved by chess-playing computers were it not for the Russians, and now there is a webpage that learns how to beat you at rock-paper-scissors. I refuse to watch James Cameron films on principle these days, but isn't this how SkyNet got started?

(Of course, the title of post from a little way down this page. If the game is played along these lines, I still think I have an edge on any lousy computer. But how long will this be the case?)